What's On

25 Feb 2020
Shrewsbury Folk Festival has revealed a second wave of artists on its 2020 line up topped by American folk legend, Judy Collins. Five time Grammy Award winning blues and Americana star Keb’ Mo’, Zimbabwean group Black Umfolosi, a rare show from the Seckou Keita Quintet, a unique interpretation of the work of Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns from Band of Burns, sitar maestro Sheema Mukherjee...
Will Jackson on stage during 'Yours Sincerely'
14 Feb 2020
The Hive will play host to Quick Duck Theatre’s 'Yours Sincerely' on Saturday 22nd February. It is a funny, heart-warming show where storytelling and lip-sync cabaret collide to explore the complications of 21st century communication. This queer coming of age comedy is at the heart of LGBT history month. Arts Alive are facilitating the show as part of their programme to bring the arts to rural...
11 Feb 2020
We are proud to begin our Beethoven celebrations this year with a recital by one of the brightest stars in the vocal firmament, Roderick Williams. Named Singer of the Year in 2016 (Royal Philharmonic Society Awards) and awarded an OBE for services to music in 2017, baritone Roderick Williams has performed in the world’s finest opera houses and concert halls. Joined by his long-standing musical...
04 Feb 2020
COMEDY FESTIVAL FULL WEEKEND LINE UP ANNOUNCED The full line up for this year’s Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival (SICFest) has been announced, with a host of new faces plus returning favourites to keep the county town amused. As ever, the weekend kicks off with a Festival Jesters show on the Thursday in the Walker Theatre (Theatre Severn) hosted by regular compere Dan Nightingale &...
29 Jan 2020
Fri 27th March, 8pm Theatre Severn,  Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, SY3 8FT Tel: 01743 281281 https://www.theatresevern.co.uk/shows/comedy/mark-thomas/   Mark uses his trademark style of storytelling, stand-up, subversion and really, really, well researched material to try and find out how the hell we ended up in the middle of this s**t show. '50 Things About Us' is a show about songs, gongs, loot,...
Comedy, stand up
29 Jan 2020
Thurs 12th March @ 7:30pm THEATRE SEVERN, FRANKWELL QUAY, SHREWSBURY, SHROPSHIRE, SY3 8FT Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and very-hard-to-pin-down-indie-underdog-nightmare JOSIE LONG is back with a brand new show after a brief hiatus, during which she had a baby and so on... It's about the mind-bending intensity of new motherhood, but mostly about kindness, gentleness, and joy - all in...
10 Jan 2020
Canadian singer song-writer, Tim Baker will be performing at the Henry Tudor House in Shrewsbury on the 24th of January. After kicking off his solo career with an impressive debut album, Tim will embark on his first Europian tour as a solo artist. ‘Forever Overheard’, the first instalment from Tim, has claimed its rightful spot in the ‘Top 10 Folk Albums of 2019’ by Canadian Music Monthly’s ‘...
06 Jan 2020
Multi award-winning band Mànran will play Theatre Severn on Friday, 14 February, bringing their lively, infectious sets to audiences in Shrewsbury this winter. 2020 will mark ten years at the heart of the Scottish Traditional music scene for the folk supergroup. Having been in high demand as a live act across the world with shows in over 30 countries, Mànran are looking forward to playing to...
06 Jan 2020
A Shropshire rock music school has set a challenge for new students wishing to join its first term of 2020, which begins on 15 January. Backbeat Music School, which currently operates from venues in Market Drayton, Shrewsbury and Wem and is open to people of all abilities in the age groups seven to 12, 13 to 18 and 18 to 90 years old, has launched its Sofa2Stage initiative. Co-founder Adam Knight...
06 Jan 2020
A top prize of a night at the Hilton Hotel in London’s Canary Wharf awaits the winner of the star raffle prize at a quiz night being held to raise funds for a Shropshire charity. The quiz, organised by law firm Lanyon Bowdler, is being held in Shrewsbury in January and teams of up to six people are being asked to get their entries in as soon as possible. Money raised on the night will go to...
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